If you’re shopping for Amazon Echo deals, Prime Day 2020 is over, but there are a few deals to be found. Take advantage of Amazon’s excellent opportunities to save on Echo devices in this year’s Prime Day deals for those that remain.
Today’s best Prime Day Amazon Echo deals
Are any Prime Day Echo deals too good to be true?
A lot of Amazon Echo devices are on sale during Prime Day. When choosing your Echo device, make sure to put in a little research before the event. Look at the different Echo variants on sale and pick one that functions best with your space. If you’re picking up Echo accessories like stands or wall mounts be cautious about which brand you choose. If you see an Echo accessory that’s heavily discounted and does not have a bunch of reviews, it’s probably best not to purchase it. Just because a deal seems extremely enticing, doesn’t mean that the product is in high demand or even good quality. Stick to the brands you know and with products that have rave reviews to back them up before you start shopping these Prime Day Echo deals.
How to choose an Amazon Echo device
There are a couple of different Amazon Echo devices on the market and you’re probably wondering which device is right for you. There are a few things to keep in mind while you shop. For starters, every Echo device functions with Alexa so you can go hands-free with basically all of them. The biggest difference in most Echo devices is speaker quality. The Amazon Echo (3rd gen) is the best speaker if you want to be able to fill up a large room with high-quality sound. The 360-degree speakers give the sound an amazing immersive quality and you can call out to Alexa from any corner of your room — the speaker will pick your voice right up. The only downside to the Echo is that it doesn’t have a built-in smart home hub, so if you’re looking to automate your home go for the Echo Plus instead. It’s slightly pricier but automatically detects and connects to compatible smart devices to make your home completely hands-free.
If you’re not looking for any additional features and want a slightly budget-friendly option, go with the Echo Dot (3rd Gen). It’s only $50 (without any discounts) and still has a pretty decent speaker. The sound quality is not going to be as clear and immersive as that of the Echo or Echo Plus but it still gets the job done. It’s best used in smaller spaces and works great as an add on a device if you already have an Alexa-enabled home. If you’re new to the smart home universe, the Echo Dot is the perfect starting point.
Another great Echo device is the Echo Show 8. With the Echo Show 8, you can do everything you could with the Amazon Echo but with the added bonus of video capabilities. There’s also a built-in camera so you can keep connected to your friends and family whenever you choose. It makes the perfect nightstand accessory so if you’re looking for an Amazon device designed for your bedroom, go with the Echo Show 8 (or the Echo Show 5). If you want similar features but need something more compact, go with the Echo Spot.
If none of these products float your boat and you want something even more basic and rudimentary, buy the Echo Flex. It’s only $25 and plugs straight into your wall. You still have Alexa built-in, so you can control your smart home easily albeit without a decent set of speakers.
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